The Chicago Bean

What drives an artist to create a large-sized bean of chrome and put it to Chicago? The chrome or the bean or the weight or the publicity if you feature an oversized sculpture on a crowded public place? The Chicago Bean is, I believe, actually the most famous sculpture in the world!
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The Bean illuminated
title=”The Bean illuminated” – photo by ZL-Photography, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com
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The Bean
title=”The Bean” – photo by ZL-Photography, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com

3
The mighty bean
title=”The mighty bean” – photo by Darwin Bell, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com

related:
http://www.photographyblogger.net/26-fascinating-pictures-of-the-chicago-bean/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Gate
wikipedia: “Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States…”

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21 responses to “The Chicago Bean

  1. I love Anish Kapoor’s work, but have not seen it on this monumental scale until now. Great photos. Thanks for posting.

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  2. TBM

    Very interesting. Haven’t seen it, but I hope to.

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  3. Some wonderful photo choices FT. I often wonder what drives the artists’ choices. In Philadelphia there’s a massive sculpture of a clothespin in the middle of the city. What’s up with that?!?!

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  4. Cool! I want to see it in person

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  5. Wow. I think Michaelangelo’s David still tops it for fame though. I hadn’t realised it was in Chicago. Fantastic photos.

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  6. It’s a wonderful bean! Famous? oh dear as usual I’ve never heard of it!

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  7. Amy

    This is impressive bean sculpture. Thanks for the link! I’ll make sure to visit when I go to Chicago next month.

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  8. I so want to see this Frizz. Fabulous shot.

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  9. An interesting sculpture. I particularly like the first photo.

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  10. Wow, I had never heard of this bean until reading your post. I imagine they create the bean just for the wonderful photos possible by capturing its mesmerising reflections. I want to see this in real life now 🙂

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  11. wolfgangfoto

    i agree with greenmackenzie

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  12. Just look at the shine and the reflection off of that giant bean! I can totally see why. It’s fabulous!

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    • the title CLOUD GATE for sure means: clouds coming into our angle of view via reflection – and the buildings too. Mostly tourists like to take self portraits – discovering via the mirror a new version of their ego …

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  13. Terrific! I’d never seen it.

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  14. I love it too… amazing one. and I wish to visit one day… Thank you dear Frizz, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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  15. I love Chicago! And the city has much more to offer than just the Bean sculpture 🙂

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    • of course! We have friends there – and they were excited to live in the same building as Obama did – with a great view to the lake outside – and with a fine swimming pool inside …

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  16. It’s funny that you bring this up because for a long time the Bean was seen as a joke instead of an actual piece of art (or maybe that was just among the people I know.)
    But I’ve seen the Bean and it it truly is something to behold. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Frizz. 🙂

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  17. Amy

    Awesome shots! I’m so glad I had a chance to see it 🙂

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